CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Parkview’s Kamaal Shakur finished third and earned All-American honors in the 145-pound weight class at USA Wrestling’s Folkstyle Nationals on Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Shakur went 7-1 at the tournament, his only loss a 6-4 overtime defeat in the semifinals. But the sophomore came back to win the third-place match 14-4. Shakur has signed with Tennessee-Chattanooga and was third in the Class AAAAAA state meet at 126 pounds.
Mountain View 4, Duluth 2
DULUTH — A.J. Moore struck out 14, including seven of the final eight batters in the game, and led Mountain View to a 4-2 victory over Duluth on Saturday.
The senior right-hander, who improved to 6-0 this season, allowed just two runs on five hits in the complete-game win.
Duluth was up 2-0 in the top of the sixth when the Bears’ bats came to life. Cameron Hankins led off with a hit and Mountain View (16-2, 7-1) scored three runs to take the lead. The Bears, ranked No. 2 in the state by MaxPreps, added an insurance run in the seventh.
Ben Utley had two hits, a run and an RBI. Brad Weaver had a hit and an RBI, while Hankins also scored a run and Forrest Girardeau doubled.
Wesleyan 5, Lovett 2
PEACHTREE CORNERS — Andrew Sauer struck out 10 in a complete-game performance and also was the hero at the plate in Wesleyan’s 5-2 comeback victory over Lovett on Saturday.
Sauer went all seven innings and allowed just four hits as the Wolves (9-7, 5-1) rallied to beat Lovett for the second straight game.
Down 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Wesleyan forged a tie and then Sauer stepped to the plate. The junior ripped a bases-clearing double that gave the Wolves the lead. They took Lovett down 1-2-3 in the seventh to seal the win which came just two days after Wesleyan rallied from a 9-1 sixth-inning deficit to stun the Lions.
Junior Jahmai Jones was 2-for-4 and Christian Stark was 1-for-3 with a double.
GAC 5, Westminster 2
ATLANTA — Greater Atlanta Christian broke open a tie game in the seventh and held on to pick up a big 5-2 region win over Westminster on Saturday.
Tied 2-2, the Spartans (9-7, 1-5) scored three runs in the top of the seventh, keyed by Devin Daugherty’s two-run single.
Harry Kerr was 3-for-4 and Wade Cox was 2-for-3. Each had an RBI. Ross Wood was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Wes Bucher pitched 6 1/3 innings for the win and struck out four. Ben Childers worked the final 2/3 for the save.
Providence takes two from Towns Co.
LILBURN — Providence rolled past Towns County 11-1 and 16-5 in a doubleheader Saturday.
Jackson Winskie got the win in Game 1, striking out 11 while allowing just three hits and no earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. He also was 2-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored.
Zach Meier was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.
In Game 2, the Storm continued to pound out hits. Campbell Baldwin was 4-for-4 with three runs, a double and an RBI. Garrett Whitlock was 4-for-6 with two RBIs and a run. Evan Porter was 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while Kyle Lewis went 2-for-3 for Providence (9-8, 7-3).
Carey Spratlin was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts, three hits and one earned run in four innings of work.
Wesleyan runner-up at Vidalia invite
VIDALIA — Led by freshman Alissa Yang, Wesleyan shot 158 to finish second out of 11 teams at the Lady Indian Invitational on Saturday in Vidalia.
Yang shot 71 and 78 over the two-day event and was named to the all-tournament team. Sophomore Wilton Kennerly had an 80 on Saturday to help the Wolves to the runner-up finish. They were just five strokes off the winning pace set by host and defending Class AA champion Vidalia.
Peachtree Ridge 10
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. — Goalkeeper Alex Higgins made 18 saves and Steven Lee scored a hat trick, but Peachtree Ridge fell 12-10 to Wando on Saturday in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Michael Pinkstaff and Ben Briggette each had two goals and two assists for the Lions (8-3). Jordan Johnson had seven groundballs and a forced takeaway.
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